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Posted: 4/30/2004 8:52:05 AM EST
Sorry if this has been asked before, search is not working.

Does anyone make:

1. Forged .22LR Lowers?
2. A complete .22LR rifle with a forged lower?

TIA
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 10:34:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/30/2004 10:36:01 AM EST by vito113]
My pre-ban DPMS M4 .22 carbine has a forged lower, …

… as soon as I get it,
… it's been stuck at Chicago Airport waiting for Fed export papers for 3 weeks now.

BTW… lowers are calibre independent.

Andy
Link Posted: 4/30/2004 2:59:11 PM EST
DPMS started making .22lr marked lowers last year, and they are cast not forged.
Link Posted: 5/1/2004 1:18:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By advntrjnky:
DPMS started making .22lr marked lowers last year, and they are cast not forged.



Must be a US market thing, DPMS supply forged lowers on their export .22's

ANdy
Link Posted: 5/1/2004 1:53:58 PM EST
could be an export thing. the five or so i saw were at their shooting range in MN. most were the original flat-top, but one was a pre-production M-4. they may have changed to forged in the production M-4. double check when you get it. on DPMS lowers if the company name and city are raised it is cast, if they are stamped in it is forged. the ones i saw still said BECKER, MN. they have since moved to St. Cloud, MN, and not sure if they switched the receiver markings yet. i hope they are forged. the reason i never bought one is because the ones i saw were cast. i'll have to look into it again.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 4:55:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 4:56:38 PM EST by squibload]
I bought forged Oly lowers for the fact that they're marked "Cal. Multi" instead of "Cal. 5.56". I like to cover all the bases. Never was comfortable with a .223 marked lower with a 9mm or .300 Whisper upper. (Damn...where do they keep the "obsessive-compulsive" smilie...)

YMMV.

squib
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